Friday, March 11, 2011, AM | 1 Comment
Whether you are jobless or have hit a brick wall in your current career, consider starting out on your own. If your workplace has become so stressful that you get stomach pains when you start to drive to work, it’s time for you to devote some time to put in practice an idea you have had for years. It may be just about the time you did that and started a business of your own.
If you are gainfully employed and you love what you are doing, then you may be one of the luckiest guys like millions of others. There is nothing better than going to your place of work with the feeling that you have accomplished much in your job and you are on the way up.
However, if you are painfully employed and are in a certain stage that you begin to feel stagnant in your professional career, it may be the right time to start your own business.
Self-employment is a by product of self-discovery and self-esteem. Many who have started out on their own have had on occasions the following feelings:
Want more control over life and time
Many workers and professionals are increasingly frustrated in their workplace. Working for someone else often creates an unpleasant opposing views about your work. It may be okay at the beginning of your career but as you mature your values change. You may find it hard to spend time in ways that do not reflect what you believe and care about. Breaking out from the tight mold seems the best option.
Work is no longer challenging
More and more souls become restless in their middle ages. Work no longer seems challenging. They have been trained and have acquired enough experience but still they can’t go up the ladder. It may be time to make a change in your professional life. Some may feel that their life should not be confined to one single occupation.
Want to go after dreams
Few jobs make it possible for us to pursue other personal goals. The best interests and goals of the company may not be in sync with your own, may that be professional or personal. Besides identifying your goals, you need time and the commitment to making them happen. You and only you can do that for yourself.
After an ongoing lay offs for a couple of years, more and more folks are beginning to investigate prospects for starting their own business. Their job loss may have created an opportunity for them to start out on their own. The child in you may be a little scared but the stronger entrepreneur in you is terribly excited about the possibilities before you.
Tired working with negative people
Some of your coworkers may be disconnected and can be toxic to your inspirations. Too many organizations are loaded with disgruntled and unhappy employees. Most of the time, they keep complaining about their jobs and their lives. An atmosphere of negativity can sap your energy and destroy your positive attitude and your self-esteem.
As a self-starter you will find a new desire of surrounding yourself with healthy and positive thinking people who will energize and encourage your efforts. Owning your own business will connect you with a new cast of characters, folks who are in your professional life by choice, not by chance.
Pay is good but still miserable at work
These days in such high unemployment time, you are always reminded you should feel lucky you have a job. That can only add to the frustration you have felt about your job. Dissatisfaction can be downright healthy if it leads you to positive action.
In a Nutshell
Whether your motivation is to spend more time with your kids or to travel, it may be the best time to start your own business and be your own boss.
- Mar 11, 2011: Start Your Own Business At Certain Career Stage | Doable Finance … | Dan Lipsky Business Tips